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a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians

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The baddest funk big band around'' is one description of The BT-ALC Big Band.
She will be hoping that warmth extends to her November 19 concert when Claire and the Beeb boys present Big Band Divas.
NYJO has been upholding real big band music for many years.
This will include the first performance of new big band work composed by Leeds-based musician James Hamilton and commissioned by Jazz North.
THEY are a big band equally at home playing swing and that cool jazzy sound.
Running until Sunday at the University of Sunderland's North Shore venue at St Peter's Riverside, the festival, now in its ninth successive year, launches with the Paul Jones and Mick Donnelly Quintet, followed by big bands, a competition and performances from local youngsters who shine in the festival's free jazz workshop sessions.
History Of The Big Bands will feature the music of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Duke Ellington, among others - as well as some of Darius' own self-penned tracks.
I specially called it `The Big Bands Era' and not `Big Bands Music' because I wanted to touch on a lot of music written in a specific time (roughly 1920 to 1950),'' she says.
Since its on-air debut in May 1995, WMKV has been met with open arms by Maple Knoll residents, as well as Big Band lovers around the globe.
Recently voted the Best Big Band In The Land for the 12th consecutive year, the orchestra's popularity continues to go from strength to strength proving popular with all age groups.
The Mingus Big Band finds its rhythm at the Cathedral ruins last night.
For instance, the orchestras of Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson and a young Duke Ellington were arguably the three most important big bands of their time and, in fact, led to what popularly became known as the Swing Era.
The second two-disc set is titled "Big Bands, Music From The War Years" and features some of the most significant music of that era performed by the BBC Big Band Orchestra.
Today its monthly meetings feature recorded music by the best big bands in the world - and over the years members have heard more than 10,000 tunes by nearly 900 different bands and artistes.